Text alert: the ‘bank’ message that cost a student £5,400 of her loan money

When Alison Dean received a text from her bank, the Co-operative, asking whether she had just made a £999 purchase – asking her to call the bank if she hadn’t – she did what many of us would have done, and dialled the number in the message.

via Text alert: the ‘bank’ message that cost a student £5,400 of her loan money | Money | The Guardian

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The Physics of the Invisible Box Challenge

Humans dance. It’s what they do. Everyone always wants to get some cool new dance move. First there was the electric slide. Yeah, that was cool—but then there was the moonwalk. That was really cool. And now we have the invisible box. OK, maybe it’s not exactly a dance move, but more like a trick. The basic idea of this move is to make it seem like the dancer is stepping on a block—a block that’s invisible. It’s an impressive move, but how does it work?

via The Physics of the Invisible Box Challenge | WIRED

Microsoft’s Foldable Phone Shows Up Again in New Patents

Microsoft’s working on a foldable mobile device, and that’s no secret. Earlier in the year, a patent showed off how a Microsoft’s foldable device could look like, and we recently revealed more details about the device, codenamed Andromeda, as well as the software powering the device.

via Microsoft’s Foldable Phone Shows Up Again in New Patents – Thurrott.com

Google Blocks YouTube Access From Amazon’s Streaming Devices

Google isn’t the only competitor that has seen its products blocked from Amazon’s site. After being pulled from the No. 1 e-commerce site in 2015, the Apple TV box reappeared on the retail website in September, only to vanish again. Apple Inc., meantime, said Amazon Prime Video would become available as an app for Apple TV by the end of the year, but it hasn’t yet been released.

via Google Blocks YouTube Access From Amazon’s Streaming Devices